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Listen to Alabama-born Nat King Cole sing "LOVE"
Click on the dogs.
"I never thought we'd ever have a black president. President Obama has done such a tremendous job... He just has been unable to get what he needs to be moved at the level it should be moved."  (GOP)
        
     ~Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron       Mobile, AL
“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.”
              ~LionelHampton,                              Jazz-great
 Lived in Birmingham, Alabama as a child with his grandmother.
Emmylou Harris 

Entertainer, animal advocat,e and angel to the animals, born in Birmingham, Alabama 
April 2, 1947.
   “A dog wags their tail with their heart.”
          ~Martin Buxbaum
Some of The Most Famous People Born in Alabama.

The members of the group Commodores met as freshmen at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University). Click  to hear "Sail On." Lionel Ritchee born in Alabama.
Date of statehood: December 14, 1819 (22nd state)

Origin of name: The state is named after the Alabama Indian tribe that inhabited western Alabama and eastern Mississippi until the early nineteenth century.

Territorial periods: 1798, Mississippi Territory created (included land that became Alabama); 1817, Alabama Territory created

Capital: Montgomery, since 1847

Population: Estimated 4,779,736 (2010 U.S. Census Bureau estimate)

Land area: 52,423 square miles
Alabama state bird: Yellowhammer
"I plan on staying at Alabama for the rest of my career. I guarantee that I'll be here for you through it all, regardless of what happens. "

~Coach Bear Bryant, University of Alabama 
September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983

The best of the best!  We still miss you, Bear!
The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.
 Jimmy Buffett
Dec 25, 1946- Sept 1, 2023

Alabama, Florida and Mississippi were his stomping grounds during his growing up. 

His selections for favorite bars on Gulf Coast included two bars in Alabama: 
Bluegill in Spanish Fort and LuLu's in Gulf Shores, AL.




        Sam Phillips        
(January 5th 1923  Florence, Alabama
-July 30, 2003  Memphis, TN)

Musician, businessman, record executive, music producer, and disc jockey who played an important role in the emergence and development of rock and roll and rockabilly. Loved animals and had a talking parrot who was like a member of the family.
Alabama Week for the Animals 2024 dates TBA !

Helen Keller and her pit bull, Sir Thomas. 

Helen was born in Tuscumbia. 
June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968. 
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Undeterred by deafness and blindness, Helenrose to become a major 20th century humanitarian, educator and writer.
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights legend
Born Tuskegee,  AL
(Born: February 4, 1913
Died: October 24, 2005)
Courtney Cox with Hopper and Hardy. 
Courteney Cox was born June 15, 1964 Birmingham, Alabama. 

Wilson Pickett 
born March 18, 1941
Prattville, AL.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Concerts on the Coast
The Blind Boys of Alabama 
are a five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel group who first sang together in 1939. The Blind Boys have toured for seven decades, and created an extensive discography. 

From Alabama  In 2016 the on-stage configuration of the group consists of eight people: four blind singers—Jimmy Carter, Ben Moore, Eric “Ricky” McKinnie, Paul Beasley - guitarist and musical director Joey Williams, and a keyboard player, a bass player, and a drummer.

The Blind Boys of Alabama sing mainly spiritually uplifting songs, as well as giving encouragement to those with disabilities.
Nick Saban
Born: October 31, 1951 

Nicholas Lou Saban Jr. American football coach, who has been the head football coach at the University of Alabama since 2007.  Retired 2024.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center  
Huntsville, AL 35805 
ALABAMA 
 “Yellowhammer State” 
Charles Barkley
  Feb 20, 1963    
Basketball great, Analyst
Leeds, AL
Coretta Scott King 
(April 27, 1927 Heiberger, AL
 January 30, 2006 Mexico)

 American author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1953 until his death in 1968. Coretta Scott King helped lead the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. 

Zig Ziglar

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar was an American author, and motivational speaker. 

(November 6, 1926, Coffee County, Alabama, AL-
 November 28, 2012, Plano, TX )

George Washington Carver
 inventor, friend of Einstein & Kellogg & 
Henry Ford, FDR.
George Washington Carver ( c. 1864 – January 5, 1943)

Transformed the  lives of farmers, Carver was leader, educator environmentalist, scientist, Tuskegee educator and Inventor...such a remarkable man, life! 

In 1881, he founded the Tuskegee Institute, the renowned and respected black school in Alabama. Tuskegee University (Tuskegee or TU; formerly known as the Tuskegee Institute) private, historically black land-grant university in Tuskegee, Alabama. 
Birmingham Vegan Meetups
"Eat more Veggies!"
"I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens."

~Isaac Bashevis Singer
novelist, short-story writer, memoirist, essayist, and translator
(November 21, 1902, Leoncin, Poland
July 24, 1991  FL)
April 5, 1856, Hale's Ford, VA-
November 14, 1915 Tuskegee, AL
American educator, author, and orator
Where Legends are Made!
The Best Alabama Crimson Tide Football Players of All Time
Hundreds of renowned naturalist E.O. Wilson’s books donated to Alabama nature research center

-E.O. Wilson ​
June 10, 1929 Birmingham, AL
December 26, 2021, Burlington, MA
Alabama top facts and attractions.
Photo:The Cheaha Mountain State Park In Alabama
33 MOST COMMON BIRDS IN ALABAMA! (2024)
                                       American Robin photo::Britannica
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by author  Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 –February 19, 2016) . Born and lived her entire life in Monroeville, AL.

Published in June 1960 and became instantly successful. 
In the United States, it is widely read in high schools and middle schools. 

To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic of modern American literature;  It won the Pulitzer Prize. 
Loosely based on her family, her neighbors and an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1936, when she was ten. Haper was a member of the NAACP.
Harper Lee wrote of family, religion in newly released letters.
“Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
"There are no traffic jams on the extra mile."
~Zig Ziglar 
Wiregrass Horse Rescue & Sanctuary 
Midland City, Alabama 
Love One Another 
The Gryphon Press

Kaitlan Collins
April 7, 1992 Prattville, Alabama,
 University of Alabama Journalist, 
TV anchor CNN
Joyce Alene White Vance, 
born July 22, 1960) brilliant  lawyer who served as the US attorney for the Northern District of Alabama from 2009 to 2017. 

She was one of the first five U.S. attorneys, and the first female U.S. attorney, nominated by President Obama. 
MSNBC contributor.